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Onion, Inc., producer of The Onion and its related content and service sites, believes that electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet as a service, commercial, and entertainment medium. We know you're concerned about protecting your privacy online. At The Onion, we treat your personal information (especially payment information) with the highest standards of safety, security, and confidentiality.
This policy explains what information we collect about you and how we use that information. We also outline the choices you have.
In order to ship products to you, we need to collect information about you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, e-mail address, home phone number and credit card information. We use your e-mail address as a login for the store, as well as a way to send you a confirmation of your order. If we have a question about your order, we may contact you by e-mail or by phone. For example, we may call you to verify your credit card information on a large purchase. We do this for your protection.
You can change your personal information at any time by clicking the "my account" button and login with your e-mail address and password. There, you can modify your account information.
The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry. You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. The Onion cannot and does not control these cookies.
In addition to collecting these types of information, Onion, Inc.'s advertisement delivery system collects aggregate search terms for internal reporting and targeted advertising. Onion, Inc.'s advertisement delivery system collects visitor information for purposes of product monitoring, product improvement, and targeted advertising.
Onion, Inc. also counts, tracks, and aggregates the visitor's activity into our analysis of general traffic flow at Onion, Inc. sites (e.g., tracking where traffic comes from and how traffic flows within the sites). Onion, Inc. may merge this information into group data, which may then be shared on an aggregated basis with potential advertisers, research firms, and business partners. Onion, Inc. will not disclose your individual identity or personal data. When Onion, Inc. does present aggregated information to potential advertisers, research firms, and business partners, no one will be able to identify you or contact you.
The Onion provides users the opportunity to opt-in and opt-out of receiving e-mail communications from us. This is made available during sign-up for our e-mail lists and in e-mail messages delivered from The Onion. For any list managed by The Onion, users can use the link in the footer of most e-mail messages to unsubscribe.
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